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Reading does not come naturally to a surprisingly large percentage of people. In school, children are taught to read a certain way and are expected to “catch on.” This method works fine for many children but not all because reading for some is not an automatic process. Some students don’t know where to divide syllables when sounding out words, or they have difficulty understanding the trends in letter-sound pattern combinations. These struggling readers tend to make wild reading guesses, often inserting or omitting sounds. Additionally, spelling is usually poor (i.e. “gril” instead of “girl” and “metor” instead of “metro”). These individuals, who are sometimes diagnosed as being dyslexic, need rules that they can rely on to not only decode what they are reading but to also become stronger spellers.


The Orton-Gillingham Approach

At Orton Gillingham Dyslexia Treatment, the Orton-Gillingham method is central to our teaching model. Orton-Gillingham is a highly effective phonics-based approach that empowers instructors to employ structured, individualized, multisensory lessons to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling do not come easy to students. Combining sight, hearing, touch, and movement into everyday lessons, our teachers help students understand the connection between letters, sounds, and words. Furthermore, strong emphasis is put on understanding the “how” and “why” behind reading and spelling words. For example, students might explore why the letter g sounds one way in the word game and another way in the word gene. Once readers can count on consistent rules and patterns, they are better able to decode words on their own.

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3148 East Locust Ave Orange, CA 92867

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